Schools take a closer eye at coding classes

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May 31, 2019 - 4:02 PM

KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/CHRIS NEAL/KCUR.ORG

A teenager wakes up, gets ready for school. Slips a smartphone into her pocket on the way out the door.

Her day may well include some biology or chemistry, history, algebra, English and Spanish. It likely won?t include lessons on how that smartphone ? more powerful than the computers aboard the Apollo moon missions ? and its myriad colorful apps actually work.

That worries some Kansas businesses, lawmakers and educators who see a disconnect between what students learn and the technologies that have transformed everything from tractors in wheatfields to checkout lines at grocery stores.

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